From the Road & More

To conclude Labor Day weekend, we headed over to Dry River Canyon (about 16 miles east of Bend) for an afternoon hike. It’s located just outside the boundary of Oregon Badlands Wilderness. The canyon is closed to visitors from Feb 1st to Aug 31st to protect nesting birds of prey. It was an enjoyable...

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The Old McKenzie Highway opened on Monday after the Milli/ Separation fires & winter closure. This sounded like a good excuse for a little auto touring. It was interesting to see the fire areas as they backed up to the lava flows. We decided to drive the whole loop around Mt Washington & in the proc...

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We're so happy to be back in the tall pine/fur trees and mountains. Camping at 7,900' elevation about seven and a half miles west of Red River, NM.

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Today’s drive ended at Black Mesa SP, a quiet park, in the western part of the Oklahoma panhandle. Why? Because we were very near the highest point in Okahoma.

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"It's always fun to have a winery as your destination. Bar Z Winery was no exception. We had nice spot for our RV. Later we sampled great wines & had a fun visit with the owner."

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One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our parks gate that offers random single track dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the February...

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One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our parks gate that offers random single track dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the January...

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Top Photo: Hot air ballon on the horizon on this chilly morning.

The December Hikes with JoJoba Hills Hikers were: Wild Horse Trail, Kelly Ditch Trail, & Lake Hodges Trail.

Wild Horse Trail, December 29th

This week's Jojoba Hills hike started at the Dripping Springs Campground on Hwy 79 South...

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Porcupine leading the way on New River Trail.

This trail is an easy 3.2 mile loop trail that runs through a number of habitat types. Two short sections of the trail go along the road. Actually the loop is a collection of 6 short trails: Ocean View Trail, Huckleberry Hill Trail, Ridge Trail, North...

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Found a nicely wooded campground that offers spectacular views of Bastendorff Beach below. This beach extends from Yoakum Head to the south jetty which is the entrance of the bay.

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"We've moved on and now find ourselves at Dolly Copp campground in the White Mountain National Forest. A huge Forest Service campground with 177 sites - right now I bet that only a dozen are occupied."

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